Department of Civil Engineering

Integrated River Basin Management - CE561

Credits : 2

Prerequisites : CE205

Compulsory/Optional : Optional

To introduce watershed planning and management approaches, specifically in terms of soil and water management.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Appraise and use of water management modelling concepts and integrated water management principles.
  2. Formulate and analyse a management problem in a given water management system.
  3. Implement catchment conservation practices.
Course content/Course description
  1. Basics of integrated river basin management: IRBM Principles, concept of integration, socio-economic and environmental consideration, institutional arrangement, participatory approach and decentralization
  2. Status of water resources: Surface water and groundwater supplies, catchments management, climate/hydrological changes, water pollution and health
  3. Management of water resources: Demand forecasting and management, water use efficiency, water conservation, treatment and reuse, risk management
  4. Decision support for planning and management: Water resources systems analysis, linear programming, dynamic programming, simulation in resource allocation and management
  5. Policies and goals: Water policy and national goals, water law, water rights and ownership, public awareness and education
  6. Catchment conservation: Soil conservation, sediment yield, sediment modeling, pollution in catchments, water quality control
Recommended Texts
  1. Loucks, DP and Van Beek, E 2005, Water Resources Systems Planning and Management: An Introduction to Methods, Models and Applications, UNESO, France.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 22
Tutorials 05
Practical -
Assignments 06
Assessment Percentage Marks
Tutorials/Quizzes/Assignments/Course Work 40
End-semester 60

Department of Civil Engineering